Gerald Phillips Hinkle, 96, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at his home under the care of St. Joseph Hospice. He was born Nov. 26, 1916, in Hemlock, a son of the late Goff and Carmie Phillips Hinkle.
On Aug. 12, 1944, he married Garnett G. Beverage of Buckhannon, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Judy Jarrett of Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Erin Shupe of Taylorsville, N.C.; four grandsons, Jerod Harman of Buckhannon, Jon Gay of French Creek, Trenton Gum of Morgantown and Seth Gum of San Diego, Calif.; two great granddaughters, Kendra and Kari Gay both of French Creek; and two great grandsons, Levi Gay of French Creek and Wyatt Gum of Los Angeles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Blosser; two brothers, Burl and Eugene Hinkle; and one sister, Jenneve Hamilton.
Mr. Hinkle was a member of the Mt. Olive EUB Church at Hinkleville and attended the Christian Fellowship Church in Buckhannon. He served 40 years with the Upshur County Board of Education as a teacher and principal. He was a charter member of the Central-Upshur Lions Club, was awarded the Leonard Jarrett Award, was a guiding Lion and helped start the Ireland Lions Club.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Buckhannon Memorial Park Cemetery in Buckhannon. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.